This past Monday, Granny moved to heaven.  When my Aunt Darleen texted me with the news, my first thought was the quote from Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.”  I am sad.  I have shed tears.  But, I am also happy that Granny is in a place where there is no suffering or pain.  Reunited with loved ones who went on before her.  The thought that I no longer have grandparents is an odd one.  I am almost 50 years old and most people my age lost their grandparents years ago.  But knowing that fact doesn’t change that it is an odd feeling knowing I will never see them in this life again.

What a coincidence that Erik had requested Granny’s Caramel popcorn for his birthday last Saturday.  When I spotted rhubarb in the store this past week, I had to buy it and make Grandma Virtue’s Rhubarb Pudding–which is actually more like cake than pudding.  Both grandmas were excellent cooks!

Grandma Virtue on her 90th birthday.

Grandma Virtue on her 90th birthday.

The last picture I had taken with Granny.

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